The Phillies have avoided arbitration with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo. The Phillies signed the 27-year-old reliever to a one-year, $1.4 million contract. The deal includes bonus incentives. Last year, Bastardo went 2-5 with a 4.33 ERA, striking out 81 batters in only 52 innings.
Earlier today, it was reported that heavily sought corner outfielder Cody Ross had signed a three-year, $26 million deal to play in Arizona. Last week, the Phillies intense pursuit of Ross was reported. It was known that Ross wanted a three-year deal and the Phillies were willing to go after the 31-year-old left fielder who … Continue reading Ross, Swisher Off the Board for Phillies
The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan
According to KRIS-TV of Corpus Christi, TX, a family source confirms that the Phillies have signed right-handed reliever Mike Adams, pending a physical. The deal is said to be worth $18 million, and is a three-year deal. The third year is a vesting option if Adams pitches 120 innings in 2013 and 2014, with at … Continue reading Phillies Sign RHP Mike Adams
In an interesting report from ESPN’s Buster Olney, the New York Yankees will bring back Ichiro Suzuki for another season. But what’s interesting about that is that Suzuki reportedly declined a two-year, $14 million offer from the Phillies to sign the one-year deal with New York. The Phillies are in need of another corner outfielder … Continue reading Olney: Ichiro Rejects Phillies Offer; Signs With Yankees
In a tweet by Todd Zolecki, “Numerous reports B.J. Upton has agreed to a five-year deal with Braves.” The Braves were said to be in the running for Upton, who the Phillies and a mystery team were interested in as well. Reports say that Upton will receive between $14-15 million per year. For those hoping … Continue reading Zolecki: Reports Indicate Braves Sign B.J. Upton
It has been confirmed by Matt Gelb that Dontrelle Willis has signed a one-year deal with the Phillies. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that the Philadelphia were close to a one-year, $1 million-plus deal (including incentives) with the left-hander pending a physical. Willis will be 30 in January. The speculation started last night when Shane … Continue reading Phillies sign veteran Willis